KUWAIT

MUBARAKIYA SCHOOL MUSEUM

Mubarakiya | Kuwait City | Kuwait
Executed | 2012
Interior built-up area: 8000 m2
 
The school of Mubarkiya Exhibition and Museum | 100 Years history of education in Kuwait
 

On December 22, 1911 the School of Mubarakiya was opened. It all started when Sheikh AlQanai'e led the move to ask people to donate and make a collective effort to establish and construct the first formal school in Kuwait, leading to the opening of the School of Mubarakiya named after the ruler at the time Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah. The school was built for around 80,000 rupees collected from various donors and citizens. It was built in a short span of 10 months, the first batch of included 254 students.

The museum was a created to honor 100 years of education; history and architecture came together to create a modern space.
A linear form of circulation and lighting through the museum, leads to different rooms with different stories and emphasize the school founders, alumni and staff members names.
 

 

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